Lamar, Slough, Soda Butte, and Pebble

September 23, 2021 9:00 am

North Fork Anglers does sell 3 Day, 7 Day and Annual Yellowstone Park fishing licenses for your convenience, as well as Wyoming Game and Fish Resident and non-Resident Daily and Annual Fishing Licenses.

We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages since mid-July. Without making a lot of excuses, it is because North Fork Anglers has had one of the busiest guided trip and in-the-fly-shop tourist season EVER!

So, thank you to the guided trip guests and those that came into the shop to purchase flies, leaders, tippets, new fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, clothing and gear despite the lack of information on the area fishing conditions. We appreciate each and every angler that has kept the doors open since the Covid ‘crisis’ began in 2020.

Even though the waters have been the lowest seen since 1996, the fishing has been very good. Water temps have been in the comfort zone for trout and these are dropping again as the days shorten and the nights lengthen. We are still heavily booked for guided trips and encourage those looking for a guide in September through October to call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for the ability to immediately reserve dates and guides. Hopefully, we can keep up with the fishing report going forward!!

FLOWS: LAMAR – 147 CFS where the river enters the Yellowstone River. SODA BUTTE – 10 CFS above Pebble Creek  and 30 CFS below Pebble Creek (very low!!!) SLOUGH CR. – approximately  30-40 CFS (also very low!!!):

Caddis, Gray drakes, BWO’s and lots of terrestrials – ants, beetles and some hoppers are being seen. Dry dropper rigs are recommended in these waters when the hatches haven’t garnered the trout’s attention.

Size 10 and smaller bead heads – North Fork Specials tan, black, purple, red are highly recommended as the dropper or a searching pattern under an indicator.  Black caddis, tan caddis, gray drakes and bwo’s are active mid-morning through early afternoon. Terrestrials such as small ant and beetle patterns are also working.

Even though there is no closure due to water temp concerns, anglers should still land trout quickly, reduce handling by using a net and keeping the trout in the water to enhance recovery after being hooked and played. Do the responsible thing. No need for ‘hero’ photos, nor grip and grins. Thank you.





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